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Contradiction in statements of Rabbi Avigdor Miller

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Rabbi Miller contradicted himself very badly. In one of his talks he says about Nixon, "And the ads that you see in the newspapers blaming Nixon for his appointment of conservative judges - it's just the opposite. The judges that he's appointing are good judges - they're the good ones. All the judges that Nixon appointed to the Supreme Court are the ones we want." Rabbi Miller later completely contradicts himself in a Q and A years later, from tape 750 @ 1:24:00. He says, "all the Reshaim are trampling on the flag, and they’re trying to desecrate America. You know why? Not because they’re good goyim, because they are Reshaim Gemurim; the liberals are trying to ruin everything. And when that wicked Supreme Court permitted burning an American flag, and saying you cannot make a law against it, it was a desecration of America." Therein lies the stira. Rabbi Miller says that the Supreme Court was wicked for the law they made permitting the burning of the flag, but one of the Supreme Court Justices who made that ruling was Harry Blackmun, who was appointed by Nixon, the man who Rabbi Miller said would appoint good judges. How is this contradiction to be explained?

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Maybe they later showed their true colors, which Rav Miller didn't approve of. robev 22 days ago

I don't see what's the contradiction...You're asking how Rav Miller could be proven wrong? He said they would be good, but in his mind proved to not be good. I wouldn't call that a contradiction...just a reassessment robev 22 days ago

@robev “wicked” and “good” are oxymorons. Rabbi Miller said Nixon would appoint good judges. Then, more than 15 years later, when the Nixon-appointed judge ruled that flag burning was permitted, Rabbi Miller called him “wicked.” A judge cannot be both “good” and “wicked.” Racquetball 21 days ago

I'm aware that they're antonyms. Your question is assuming that Rav Miller still felt they were good when he called them wicked. Why are you assuming that. robev 21 days ago

That's not called a contradiction. That's called a reassessment. robev 21 days ago

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